NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Wisbech St Mary are up for the fight as they bid to turn their tough season around

PUBLISHED: 16:59 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 17 January 2018

Wisbech St Mary v Whitton United. Photo: Ian Carter

Wisbech St Mary v Whitton United. Photo: Ian Carter

Garry Samuels

Manager Arran Duke has revealed his determination to stop the Wisbech St Mary rot.

Wisbech St Mary v Whitton United. Photo: Ian CarterWisbech St Mary v Whitton United. Photo: Ian Carter

Saints have not won a Thurow Nunn League First Division match since August and Duke admits his men have ‘massively underperformed’ this season.

They were on the receiving end of a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of table-toppers Whitton last Saturday, but Duke remains confident the club can turn things around.

“Ultimately, we just haven’t been good enough,” he told the Wisbech Standard. “We have massively underperformed.

“It has been a really difficult few months and to be honest anything that could have gone wrong, has gone wrong.

Wisbech St Mary v Whitton United. Photo: Ian CarterWisbech St Mary v Whitton United. Photo: Ian Carter

“We have sat down with the squad and there is a real determination to get things right. I am realistic and know it’s not just going to happen overnight, but we’ve got to all work hard at it.

“The lads are all in it together and I have nothing but respect for the them. Things have been tough but they just keep going when it would have been easy for them to have walked away. They are up for the fight.”

Third-bottom Saints go to Debenham LC, who sit in seventh place in the First Division, this Saturday and are boosted by the return of two key players - defender Dean Miller and frontman Nick Davey.

“Debenham will be another tough test for us but it’s great to have Nick and Dean back,” added Duke.

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